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Definition of hap

 (Entry 1 of 4)

happed; happing

Definition of hap (Entry 2 of 4)

happed; happing

Definition of hap (Entry 3 of 4)

Definition of hap (Entry 4 of 4)

dialect
: something (such as a bed quilt or cloak) that serves as a covering or wrap

First Known Use of hap

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1593, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hap

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old Norse happ good luck; akin to Old English gehæp suitable, Old Church Slavonic kobĭ lot, fate

Verb (2)

Middle English happen

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“Hap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hap. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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